'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity Test | Final Test - Hard

Beverly Daniel Tatum
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 2010, the number of Americans who checked both "black" and "white" on their census forms was what percent higher than it had been a decade earlier?

2. One advantage of affirmative action in helping blacks avoid racism is that they do not need to do what, according to the author?

3. The author claims in Part V, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 10, Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue that silence has great psychological costs, particularly because it maintains what?

4. What refers to independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions?

5. What concept defined by the author holds the extended family as a reference group for social support?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reactions can result from attempts to relate one's subculture to a broader culture, according to the author in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development?

2. How does the author describe differences between males and females in biracial identity formation in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 9, Identity Development in Multiracial Families?

3. In Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development, Tatum addresses what element as drawing together minorities?

4. How does the author suggest we as individuals seek the courage to open racial dialogues in Part V, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 10, Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue?

5. What is the effect of white resistance to racism, according to the author in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 6, The Development of White Identity?

6. How does the author assert whites learn about racism in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 6, The Development of White Identity?

7. What misconception does the author attempt to clear away in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 9, Identity Development in Multiracial Families?

8. What conceptions of affirmative action does Tatum distinguish between in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 7, White Identity and Affirmative Action?

9. What ethnic group is most responsible for a culture of silence according to the author in Part V, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 10, Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue? Why?

10. At what age is biracial identity concreted, according to the author in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 9, Identity Development in Multiracial Families?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the experience of Blacks and Whites in the workplace. What resistance does the author describe Whites having against affirmative action? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss child development and racial identity. At what age does the author assert children first recognize race?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the author Beverly Daniel Tatum and the reception of 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity. How has the novel impacted educational techniques and psychology?

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